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NALMS Takes a Stand for Clean Lakes Programming & Lake Shoreland Protection

By Jessica Converse, NALMS Policy Intern; NALMS 314 Working Group Lake conditions change slowly over time, but their transformations are not to be minimized. These inland bodies of water are sentinels of climate change impacts over broader catchment scales. Additionally, diminished lake quality exacerbates the release of greenhouse gases (Beaulieu et al., 2019) and encourages harmful cyanobacteria growth (Paerl, 2017), both of which impact public health. Without concerted effort to protect and restore water quality as well as reimagine investment into lake communities, we further jeopardize our most precious resource: fresh water. Unimpaired ...